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Glasgow by the Way, But: Celebrating a City Paperback – 1 Oct 2007
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... a fervent homage to the city of his birth.' EVENING TIMES A good read, even to venerable Edinburghers. EDINBURGH EVENING TIMES 'I have the greatest pleasure in inviting you to read this tale of John Cairney's romance with Glasgow. It's pure dead brilliant! LIZ CAMERON, LORD PROVOST OF GLASGOW
This is a book about Glasgow, but not your everyday history book. "Glasgow By the Way But" is a contemporary series of essays examining different aspects of Glasgow in a historical and cultural context, revealing a unique, amusing and sometimes critical, perspective of Cairney's beloved city. Those who remember John Cairney's performances and have read his other books will enjoy the insightful anecdotes from Cairney's career.See all Product description
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
Great intro to a Great City
11 July 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
I ordered this out of curiosity. I have seen Mr Cairney perform his Burns program (fantastic, and it's on CD!) and i have lived in and regularly go back to visit Glasgow. Cairney gives a concise introduction to what makes Glasgow tick, a few pages of written Glaswegian (If you find following Billy Connelly's early CDs too challenging) and an honest history. First make the decision to visit, and then prepare with this book. It has not been "Americanized", so you get the real thing. Or, if ye know some crazy blokes who hail fra' Glasgow, this may help understand them...and no' just the 'accent'.
R. T. Hughes
Nostalgia for that great Green Place
25 October 2009 - Published on Amazon.com
As a contemporary and expatriate Weegie from the East End I thoroughly enjoyed JC's comprehensive retrospective on the indelible memories that Glasgow has for its citizenry, including its Diaspora. He displays an extraordinary knowledge of the history and personalities that distinguish the beloved City, "warts and all." His prose and poetry are delightful and entertaining. The narrative is erudite, elegant and clever. It has left me with an appetite for more of his works and a few others of note in the bibliography. It's a book that will remain to be read again, talked about, and referred to. Thank you, John Cairney, for sharing your heart and intellect with us.
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